Constraints on Civil Defense Operations in Physically Damaged Areas
DIKEWOOD ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Constraints on civil defense operations in urban areas that are exposed to blast and thermal effects of nuclear explosions have been analyzed, discussed and summarized. The peripheral constraint in both the emergency period and the post-attack period on the conduct of operations appears to be debris in the street. Thus, debris removal would be one of the most important initial countermeasures for damaged urban areas. The results of an empirically- based debris production model have been summarized and extended. The analysis indicated that, for nuclear explosion effects on a warned population in modern urban areas, the blast effect will be more casualty-producing than the thermal effect.
- Sociology and Law
- Civil Defense